Telecardia, Inc. (“Telecardia”) is a technology development company with a series of disruptive, proprietary and versatile MEMS enabled pH sensor technology platforms. Telecardia’s sensors are pre-calibrated and ready to use ‘out-of-the-box’. AccuMET™ pH sensing platforms include a Single Measurement Chip (SMC) designed for discrete single measurements, as well as Multiple Measurement Chip (MMC). There is also, a Continuous Self-Calibrating chip (CSC), which is designed for use in continuous monitoring applications, and the CSCxt, which is designed for long-term continuous monitoring (10 years or more).
Measuring and monitoring pH is a critical requirement in many industrial, manufacturing, and medical processes and applications. pH is monitored in research, medicine and science education laboratories; in commercial and residential swimming pools; in a wide variety of industrial and high technology applications such as water and waste-water management, biopharmaceutical manufacturing, food and beverage production. pH is also monitored as part of the well fluid analysis conducted in oil & gas exploration.
Our technology for single, periodic and continuous pH measurement and monitoring has a wide range of industrial, manufacturing and hi-tech applications mentioned above as well as a wide range of existing, and new and innovative medical applications. Existing applications include measuring perfusion quality peri-operatively, as well as blood quality in blood bags and arterial and venous lines. Medical applications also include GI functional testing and new and innovative applications such as cardiac implants to detect impending heart attacks before the onset of symptoms. These medical applications will improve quality of life and reduce complications, mortalities, and healthcare costs.
Current pH measurement procedures are not as simple as they may seem. Ease of use and the consistent accuracy of pH measurement is challenging, cumbersome and time consuming due to factors such as continuous external calibration, measurement drift, individual sensor performance issues, biological fouling and high maintenance cost and cost-per-measurement associated with traditional glass electrode pH sensors.